Category Archives: Equity Markets

Unacceptable Options OPRA Trading Halt due to Software Upgrade at NYSE

The trading halt across U.S. options markets on Monday was due to a bug in new software being rolled out, a unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX.N), which operates the system, said on Tuesday, which was reported by Reuters. NYSE said … Continue reading

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MarketWatch: Exchanges Have ‘Homework’ after SEC Meeting on Tech Glitches

According to The Tell’s Sital Patel, the Securities and Exchange Commission is asking stock exchanges to come up with a series of concrete measures to ensure that market systems are of the highest standards and ensure better communications when breakdowns … Continue reading

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Former Knight Capital CEO Thomas Joyce’s Email and Credit Card Information Hacked by Anonymous

The personal electronic address and credit card information of Thomas Joyce, former Chief Executive Officer of Knight Capital, was in a database of Stratfor’s clients that was hacked by Anonymous on December 25, 2011, it was revealed in the book … Continue reading

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REUTERS: SEC Talks on Nasdaq Failure to Focus on Backing up System

According to Reuters’ Herbert Lash and John McCrank, federal regulators and stock exchange executives are likely to focus on the stock quotes processor behind Nasdaq’s trading halt last month, but a quick resolution of system outages or market weak spots … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White: Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Dear chairman Mary Jo White, As informed by NASDAQ after the August 22 incident, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the … Continue reading

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FORBES: Speed-Traders-R-Us? Algorithmic Trading Trickles Down To Individual Investors

According to Forbes’ Jeremy Bogaisky, Christopher Ivey is working on what he thinks is the next step in the evolution of trading. six flights up in a dim, grungy office building in Manhattan’s Union Square neighborhood. His efforts also serve … Continue reading

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On Heels of Recent Outage, NASDAQ Suffers Another Knightmare on Wall Street

The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Bunge reports that just ahead of a meeting Wednesday to discuss last month’s unprecedented three-hour trading outage, Nasdaq officials got another unexpected jolt: The main data feed for Nasdaq Stock Market-listed stocks went down again. … Continue reading

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Everbright Securities Falling by the Maximum Daily Limit when Shares Resume Trading

The Wall Street Journal reports that Everbright Securities fell by the maximum daily limit when its shares resumed trading Monday, triggering a broad-based selloff in brokerages after the authorities imposed unprecedentedly harsh penalties on the midsized broker for a recent … Continue reading

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Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Knightmare on Wall Street‘s author, Edgar Perez, chastised U.S. regulators for their performance during NASDAQ’s “Flash Freeze”. Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though press offices, he said. “Both individual and institutional investors would have felt … Continue reading

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Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq Chief, Defends Handling of Trading Halt

The New York Times report that the chief executive of the Nasdaq stock exchange, Robert Greifeld, on Friday shot back at criticism of how his exchange handled a three-hour halt in trading on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Greifeld said in an … Continue reading

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